KK Mart controversy hogs Chinese dailies

Controversy over five pairs of socks with Allah word sold by KK Mart hogs the headlines of the Chinese newspapers

Nanyang Press headlined Xin Jian Chang Sdn Bhd factory issues an apology to Malaysian society regarding the controversy surrounding socks bearing the word Allah.

The company claimed the stockings are from their China based supplier Mu Mian Qing Hosiery Co Ltd.

They are seeking lawyer advice on the possibility of taking legal action against them. Xin Jiang Chang owns KK Mart.

Sin Chew Daily led with Islamic Development Department’s stern warning to KK Super Mart founder Datuk Seri Dr KK Chai over the socks controversy.

China Press Daily too frontpaged that issue with a royal rebuke from the Agong, Sultan Ibrahim. His majesty called for stern action against those responsible.

Kwong Wah Daily and Guang Ming Daily hit the grounds successful operations by the authorities.

Kwong Wah led with the seizure of contraband cigarettes worth RM9.72 million by the Customs Department in Port Klang.

Guang Ming led with Penang police dismantling three drug syndicates in a four day operation. They seized drugs valued at RM850,000 and detained nine individuals.


Sin Chew Daily in its editorial raised the issue of press freedom in Malaysia. Though Malaysia rose in its rankings to the 73rd spot, it questioned the role of the Information Department in issuing press accreditation tags.

Nanyang called for the intervention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy to resolve the controversy surrounding KK Mart. It pointed out that Umno Youth chief Dr Akmal Salleh was capitalising on the issue recklessly